Renew Life FloraBEAR
What is FloraBEAR for Kids?
FloraBEAR is a blend of probiotics (good bacteria) that is specifically formulated for the intestinal tract and colon of children.
How is it delivered?
FloraBEAR is a chewable tablet with citrus flavour from real orange and orange peel for a taste that children will enjoy. Kids love the fun bear shape!
What does it do?
FloraBEAR is a blend of 4 resident strains of probiotics normally found in children: Bifidobacterium Infantis, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Bifidobacterium Longum. These 4 probiotics work synergistically to help ensure a healthy microbacterial environment in the intestinal tract.
Directions for use
FloraBEAR is for children and adolescents 4-18 years old. After 12 years of age, FloraSMART 30 tablets or FloraSMART 60 tablets (Renew Life`s patented blend of probiotics for adults) is recommended.
Children (4 years and older) and Adolescents: Take 2 tablets daily.
How does it work?
The term `probiotic` means supporting life. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. While there are hundreds of different strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, there are three that are most prevalent in children; lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium bifidum & bifidobacterium infantis. These bacteria (as well as others) are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines and are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Recent research shows that probiotics help improve gastrointestinal function, respiratory and allergy response, as well as help to counter the negative effects of antibiotic use. Further, these beneficial bacteria help the body to 1) produce vitamins, 2) absorb nutrients, and 3) control overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungus.
Probiotics normally present a barrier to invading organisms. However when they are impaired through stress, illness, antibiotics treatment, or changes to the diet, they can be disrupted. Bifidobacteria are known to be involved in resisting the colonization of pathogens in the large bowel. Adherence of Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria (particularly Bifidobacterium infantis) to the cell wall of the intestines, has been shown to prevent pathogens such as E-coli, salmonella & Yersina pseudotuberculosis (Macfarlane & Cummings)
Why Should Children Use FloraBEAR?
FloraBEAR can be taken daily as a preventative measure against invading bacteria and for good intestinal health. Ideally, removing what causes the destruction of beneficial bacteria would be ideal (stress, steroids, antibiotics, etc.). However, there are times when these medications are required and stress is often inevitable. FloraBEAR can be used to replace the beneficial bacteria that is lost during these times. Whenever a child needs to take antibiotics, FloraBEAR should be taken for one month afterward to replenish the good bacteria. If a child is taking steroids on a regular basis (ex. for asthma), than FloraBEAR should be taken daily.
"Supplementation of infant formula milk with B. bifidum reduced rotavirus shedding & episodes of diarrhea in children in hospitals." (1999, Macfarlane & Cummings)
Proprietary Probiotic Blend (1 Billion Active CFU per tablet):
The main inhabitant in the intestines of infants, but only in those who have been breast fed. Children who have not been breast fed, do not receive the benefits of this probiotic. When it is lacking, allergies and malabsorption of nutrients can become a problem, which can continue on throughout childhood.
The predominant friendly bacteria in the upper intestinal tract. It helps reduce the levels of harmful bacteria and yeasts in the small intestine and also produces lactase, an enzyme which is important in the digestion of milk and milk products. L.Acidophilus is also involved in the production of B vitamins (niacin, folic acid, and pyridoxine) during the digestive process.
Resident symbiotic bacteria of the colon. It is important for the production of B vitamins. It is also particularly good at enhancing the body`s immune response and inhibiting harmful bacteria.
Helps in the formation of lactic acid along with small amounts of formic acid. These acids lower the PH of the intestines, thereby making the region undesirable for harmful bacteria. It is also a substantial producer of B vitamins.
Works to help Bifidobacterium colonize (reproduce) in the intestinal tract and colon. This is extremely important for a children`s probiotic; as Bifidobacterium should be the most prevalent probiotic in a child`s intestinal tract.
Each capsule contains
Proprietary Blend ... 1 billion CFU
* Bifidobacterium infantis ... 500 million CFU
* Lactobacillus acidophilus ... 450 million CFU
* Bifidobacterium bifidum ... 25 million CFU
* Bifidobacterium longum ... 25 million CFU
Non-medicinal ingredients: Dextrose, FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharides), natural orange flavour, stearic acid, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), citric acid
Contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, yeast, additives or preservatives.
This product may contain traces of milk proteins from fermentation ingredients.
Warning: Do not use if you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have an immune- compromised condition (ie. AIDS, lymphoma). Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use if pregnant, nursing, or after recent surgery.
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